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“New Life” – Music About Mary Magdalene and Her Encounter with Jesus

“New Life” – Music About Mary Magdalene and Her Encounter with Jesus
“New Life” – Music About Mary Magdalene and Her Encounter with Jesus

Translated from the original Spanish publication.


MARIANA BE, as she is known, is a singer. She spent some time in the Holy Land, specifically in Magdala and Jerusalem, long before the armed conflict between Israel and Gaza. While in the Holy Land, she composed a song about Mary Magdalene and her encounter with Jesus. “I think that one message of this song for the world today is that each heart and each person can be transformed and renewed in God’s love.”


Who is Mariana?


Hi! My stage name is MARIANA BE; I am a singer, songwriter, and music producer in English, Spanish, and another language or two. I was born in the city of Querétaro, México; afterwards, I lived for a few years in Monterrey, Nuevo León, and in 2007 my family moved to San Antonio, Texas, where I lived the majority of my life. I have an older sister and two younger brothers, are we are actually all very musical, each of us pursuing our passions and professions at the moment.


How did you find out about Regnum Christi?


I came into contact with Regnum Christi from a very young age when I entered a Regnum Christi school in Monterrey, Mexico.


What inspired you to write music in Magdala?


By arriving in Magdala, in the Holy Land, and being able to get to know the community there that was so full of God’s love, I was able to experience how the Holy Spirit deeply moved my heart and to have an encounter with this transforming love of God. It was in that circumstance that the inspiration to write the song arose, while contemplating every chapel inspired by the passages of Galilee with Jesus’ encounters and miracles during his public ministry, as well as with Mary Magdalene and Peter on the Sea of Galilee, such as the calming of the sea, for example.


You just released the song “New Life” on digital platforms, about Mary Magdalene and her encounter with Jesus. Why did you write a song to Mary Magdalene? What message do you think it has for the world today?


“New Life” was one of the songs I wrote as part of the album I made for Magdala, and it is truly one of the most personal! I love the story of Mary Magdalene: how she was loved, looked upon, redeemed, and chosen as one of Jesus’ “right hand disciples” in his ministry of bringing the Good News to all people on earth. Plus, the music was created and inspired in the city of Magdala, in which we believe she grew up and perhaps had her encounter with Christ.


I think that one message of this song for the world today is that each heart and each person can be transformed and renewed in God’s love.

In the future, can we expect a digital album with your songs? What plans do you have for this?


Yes! I am thrilled to share with you that this album will come out in 2024, after releasing a series of other songs (a version in Spanish, English, and two in Latin). All the songs will have an official music video shot in the Holy Land: Magdala and areas of Galilee.


Where can we find your productions?


You can follow my music account “MARIANA BE” and “Magdala Music” on all digital music platforms.


Follow our YouTube channels “Magdala en Español, Magdala English, and MARIANA BE Music,” as well as our Instagram accounts, @ExperienceMagdala and @MARIANABE1.

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Alex Kucera


Alex Kucera has lived in Atlanta, GA, for the last 46 years. He is one of 9 children, married to his wife Karmen, and has 3 girls, one grandson, and a granddaughter on the way. Alex joined Regnum Christi in 2007. Out of the gate, he joined the Helping Hands Medical Missions apostolate and is still participating today with the Ghana Friendship Mission.

In 2009, Alex was asked to be the Atlanta RC Renewal Coordinator for the Atlanta Locality to help the RC members with the RC renewal process. Alex became a Group Leader in 2012 for four of the Atlanta Men’s Section Teams and continues today. Running in parallel, in 2013, Alex became a Team Leader and shepherded a large team of good men.

Alex was honored to be the Atlanta Mission Coordinator between 2010 to 2022 (12 years), coordinating 5-8 Holy Week Mission teams across Georgia. He also created and coordinated missions at a parish in Athens, GA, for 9 years. Alex continues to coordinate Holy Week Missions, Advent Missions, and Monthly missions at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Cumming, GA.

From 2016 to 2022, Alex also served as the Men’s Section Assistant in Atlanta. He loved working with the Men’s Section Director, the Legionaries, Consecrated, and Women’s Section leadership teams.

Alex is exceptionally grateful to the Legionaries, Consecrated, and many RC members who he’s journeyed shoulder to shoulder, growing his relationship with Christ and others along the way. He knows that there is only one way, that’s Christ’s Way, with others!